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Morgan Russell UX Designer – Resume

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Morgan Russell

I love turning great ideas into engaging products!
(650) 200-5093

@designs108

I have spent my career as a jack-of-all-trades for design and development. Beginning my role as Designer for Intuit (formerly Homestead Tech) and continuing my experience as a Lead UX Designer at InfoStretch Corporation my jobs have always required multidisciplinary proficiency in interaction and UX design as well as project management, product development, and marketing/social media initiatives. I’ve spent my time on agile, small teams that share responsibilities for quick turnaround, iterating until perfect.

Professional Experience

Lead UX Designer InfoStretch Corporation, Santa Clara, CA (2010 – Present)

  • Began as Designer and took over IA, design, and branding, eliminating need for third party agency
  • Created print collateral design in tandem with web branding
  • Overhauled entire site design and architecture multiple times as business developed and changed
  • Worked closely with product, marketing, and sales teams to build projects and reach business goals through design and UX
  • Mobile application design – Created interactive wireframes to illustrate app flow, screen layouts and navigation for client buy-in and to aid in the design process.
  • Software application design (SaaS) – Created high-fidelity wireframes
  • Coordinated the design team’s efforts with InfoStretch engineers working half-a-world away in Ahmedabad & Mumbai, India

Lead Designer QMetry (QA Mgmt Solution), Santa Clara, CA (2009 – present)

  • Oversaw engineering on a small team of designers when they brought their web development in-house
  • Created print collateral design in tandem with web branding
  • Implemented social media strategy that increased company visibility and brand awareness
  • Developed marketing campaigns – landing page implementation and A/B testing

Design Coordinator, Walmart.com-Canopy, Brisbane, CA (2007 – 2008)

  • Assistant to Art Director, working on the Brand Launch of Canopy
  • Quality Assured all imagery, production work (color correction,etc.)
  • Created print collateral design assets in tandem with web branding

Designer/Design Consultant, Intuit powered by Homestead Tech, Menlo Park, CA (2006 – 2007)

  • Initial team created for Design services, which led to success of small business website design services program.
  • Provided UX guidance to refine the client site’s strategy and functionality, optimizing the user experiences.
  • Analyzed business reporting requirements and developed reports based upon CRM application.
  • Coordinated the design team’s efforts with Homestead’s engineers and Designers working half-a-world away in Pakistan.
Proficiencies

User Experience

Wireframes, user research and testing, storyboards, design strategy, prototyping, information design

Applications

Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, MS Visio, Omnigaffle, Mockingbird

Front-End Development

CSS, HTML, jQuery, 960 CSS grid framework. WordPress and other CMS systems. Amazon Simple Pay and Paypal for e-commerce solutions.

Testing and Optimization

Silverback usability testing, Google optimizer, AB and multi-variant testing, Leadformix

Education

Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate, Stanford University

  • Course work in project management; market research; measuring market success -ROI;

B.S. Business Marketing and Decision Sciences, San Jose State University

  • Concentration Design
  • Course work in project management; group management; UX design; international studies; GUI design and testing; usability and human factors studies
Interests
UX Design as solution. Design Thinking. Marketing Innovation. Visual Storytelling. Creating beautifully usable applications and web sites. Rapid prototyping. Social Awareness. Social media, social applications. Mobile development. Travel, music, language studies and martial arts.
References
Available on request

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